IN PICS | Assam flood situation remains grim: Death toll rises over 70, lakhs displaced across state
The flood situation in Assam remains extremely critical with many new localities coming under the impact of the deluge which is wreaking havoc in 33 of 35 districts of the state.
The situation statewide remained grim amid incessant rains for the past week. Rivers such as Brahmaputra, Kopili, Disang, Kushiyara and Barak were in a spate, flowing above danger levels.
The polling for the second phase of the three-phased assembly elections in Assam will take place on Thursday. 39 constituencies out of the remaining 79 are going to polls in the second phase. A total of 345 candidates are in the fray for 39 constituencies. Take a look at how elections take place in Assam.
The flood situation in Assam worsened drastically on Monday, with six more people losing their lives in the deluge, which has affected nearly 22 lakh people across 27 districts.
After causing flooding and landslides in Nepal, three rivers are overflowing in northeastern India and submerging parts of the region, affecting the lives of more than 40 lakh people in Assam.
The names of over 40 lakh people did not figure in the updated National Register of Citizens the complete draft of which was published in Assam on Monday, 30 July 2018.
A total of 102 rhinos have been counted in Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, up from 93 during the last count, during the latest census carried out by the Assam's forest department.